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Baby's Dinner (1895)

Repas de bébé (original title)
As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

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Louis Lumière
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mrs. Auguste Lumiere ... Herself (as Marguerite Lumière)
Andrée Lumière ... Himself (as 'bebe')
Auguste Lumière ... Himself
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Storyline

A baby is seated at a table between its cheerful parents, Auguste and Marguerite Lumière. While the father is feeding the baby with a spoon, the mother is pouring coffee into her cup. The father gives the baby a biscuit, which the baby grabs, but doesn't eat, although both parents encourage it. The father resumes feeding the baby with the spoon. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

France

Release Date:

July 1896 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby's Lunch See more »

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Production Co:

Lumière See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Contemporary audiences were as fascinated by the movement of the trees in the background as they were by the 'actor's' movements. See more »

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Time to Feed the Baby
26 July 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Repas de bebe (1895)

This early film from Louis Lumiere is pretty simple as a mom and dad are facing the camera with their child sitting between them. They feed the baby. Yep, that's all that happens in this early film but it's a pretty interesting experiment. Of course, this was 1895 so it's silly to try and compare this film to the film's of today. Things were so early at this point that people like Lumiere were just filming whatever they could. If you've got children then this here will obviously appeal to you as it's quite funny to see the baby's reaction to all this food coming its way.


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